From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
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From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
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Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
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On Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:14:53 -0700, Savageduck
<savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>On Oct 29, 2017, Eric Stevens wrote
>(in article<qntcvcpr3e9di09mu71dvmchvim1lm31ca@4ax.com>):
>
>> On Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:21:15 -0400, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > In article<pp0bvc57hgclodgggpjgskoggusccvdiim@4ax.com>, Eric Stevens
>> ><eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>  wrote:
>> >
>> > > > > > > > > > > > > It looks as though a giant wall is about to descend on the ball
>> > > > > > > > > > > > > carrier.
>> > > > > > > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > > > > > > no it doesn't.
>> > > > > > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > > > > > What do you think those guys are doing in the left of the
>> > > > > > > > > > > photograph?
>> > > > > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > > > > playing football.
>> > > > > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > > > > the wall is in the background, unaffected by those guys or anyone
>> > > > > > > > > > else for that matter.
>> > > > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > > > Duh!
>> > > > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > > > The wall that is about to descend is composed of the players on the
>> > > > > > > > > left of the image. The game is Rugby.
>> > > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > > that's not a wall.
>> > > > > > >
>> > > > > > > It is a figurative wall much like a gridiron scrimmage line could be
>> > > > > > > considered a figurative wall, not a literal brick wall.
>> > > > > > > You are being a bit too obtuse in pressing your POV.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Is obtuse the correct word?
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Well, he is being obtuse in that he doesn't show any sign of
>> > > > > understanding the metaphorical use of "wall".
>> > > >
>> > > > now i do, but not when he initially said 'a giant wall is about to
>> > > > descend'.
>> > > >
>> > > > not everyone plays rugby and knows what the terminology is.
>> > >
>> > > It's got nothing especially to do with rugby.
>> >
>> > you said the game was rugby, therefore it *must* have something to do
>> > with rugby.
>>
>> About as much to do with rugby as technical terms like 'run', 'shoe'
>> and 'whistle'.
>
>Try ‘lock’, ‘hooker’, ‘8th man’, ‘prop’, ‘flank’, 
>‘scrum-half’, ‘fly-half’, ‘center’, ‘wing’, ‘fullback’, 
>‘try’, ‘punt’, ‘line-out’, ‘knock on’, and so much more you 
>are not aware of when it comes to rugby.

I wouldn't slip most of those terms on to somebody without being
confident that they understood rugby.
-- 

Regards,

Eric Stevens